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What is Political Engagement

Handbook of Research on Media Literacy in Higher Education Environments
A pedagogy that fosters skills and motivation for students be politically active.
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Media Literacy for Political Cognition in Higher Education: A Solution-Centered Approach
Chad Woolard (Illinois State University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4059-5.ch018
Civic education has long been a goal of liberal education, and many institutions are renewing their commitment to meaningful civic engagement as both a philosophical and educational goal of higher education. Civic engagement and media literacy are essential to fostering democracy. This chapter outlines the shared ideological and pedagogical approaches to civic and political engagement and its connection to media literacy education. The 2016 election cycle has presented a number of challenges for civic engagement and media literacy educators. Many of the core values and beliefs related to critical thinking and information literacy have been challenged.
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Political Consumerism and Social Networking Usage: A Case Study
Participation and political engagement is the sum of citizen activities aiming at affecting political decision-making process, in formal and pre-set channels.
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Young People, Civic Participation, and the Internet
Attitudinal commitment of citizens to norms and processes that are deemed parliamentary political by nature.
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